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Haba Coliseum

by HABA

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  • It is a 110 piece set
  • Comes in 7 different shapes
  • Build your own coliseum
  • Construction blocks
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Haba Coliseum + Pyramid Block Set + Haba Roman Arch Building Block Set
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 6.6 x 6.6 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000A0VY4G
  • Item model number: 489
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 months - 5 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,692 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Reenact ancient Gladiator matches with this large wooden blocks set replicating the Roman Coliseum. This building set brings the grand style of ancient day Rome to the new millennium with great detail.

From the Manufacturer

Reenact ancient Gladiator matches with this large block set replicating the Roman Coliseum. This set brings the grand style of ancient day Rome to the new millennium with great detail. 110 pieces in 7 shapes.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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All of the blocks are good quality, uniform in size with no rough edges.
911 Driver
Part of the challenge, although simple enough, is building the structure with only the aid of the picture on the box and without instructions.
D. Sena
There are good discussions that naturally come from building both the coliseum and the pyramid.
Joe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. Sena on February 11, 2009
We received this as a gift for our 4 year old, child of an architect, who can almost build this himself. The exceptional quality blocks are perfectly crafted, smooth, with no finish to make them slippery (or toxic). The finished Coliseum looks beautiful, and we love to leave it put together to enjoy, which heightens the educational aspects of learning about and appreciating great works of antiquity. At first we thought there were pieces missing, but it was only that we built is incorrectly; there's a subtle design aspect that may be missed on the first try, as there are no instructions. Unlike with many toys, we've never had a piece missing in a HABA set or game. Part of the challenge, although simple enough, is building the structure with only the aid of the picture on the box and without instructions. Now we have many of these HABA building sets and highly recommend them. The games are of the same high quality.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Samuel D. Nielson on December 29, 2011
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We love our Haba block sets. We have the standard set and the ball track construction set. We got this fully expecting that the blocks would fit right in with the rest of our Haba blocks, but unfortunately they are not only smaller, but at a size where they can NEVER line up (you can get close if you stack them in sets of fours, but the lines are still off). Imagine the frustration of buying a new LEGO set only to find that they changed the size of the pegs on top, making it incompatible with the rest of your LEGO sets. It's not quite that bad but pretty close.

In other words, this is awesome as a stand-alone toy and if you just want to build variants on the coliseum. But they need to label it differently so people won't make the same mistake we did.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sadie on April 23, 2013
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This was so small my 5 year old was so disappointed. Can't play with playmobile/lego people. Made in China. Also can't use with other architectural building block since its so small. They should be selling this as a model for the coliseum not a building toy. Other reviewers said it was small but I did not know it was the size of 7 inch cake. Now you know so dont buy unless you want a tabletop model for older kids.

It is also made in CHINA not germany. Haba is just using their german name but selling goods from China. Not the best quality. The blocks are blunt cut straight and there is only 6 types of pieces so its kinda boring for kids to build with it. My son also got a Lincoln logs type toy and he told me they were much better!! Don't buy this one and buy the Melissa and Doug architectural blocks they are awesome , we have two boxes and got it three years ago and they are still in play. Just keeping it cuz it would cost a bunch to mail back wood blocks. Really disappointed!! Now I contacted Haba for the missing piece, dont know if they will send one to me, else I will have a broken coliseum. WATCH OUT FOR HABA MADE IN CHINA!
Update 5/24/13
Haba customer service never called back , I left a phone message and two online submissions and they will not respond. Now my coliseum is incomplete. Never buy from Haba again.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lg123 on September 25, 2010
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Me and my friend bought this for a project and we spraypainted it... We let it dry in the garage and then her dad ran over it with his car... But it didnt break!! Very durable
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe on March 30, 2011
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The Haba Coliseum is very sturdy, is fun to build, and looks pretty cool when completed. It is not difficult to put together. My 8 year old nephew and I put this together in a relatively short time. If you're looking for a real challenge for an 8 year old this might not be it. But you can make the experience educational by sharing aspects of the Roman Empire, stressing the importance of preserving remnants of antiquity, introducing archeology, the geography of locating where the coliseum is in the world etc. Also it's a good prop for imaginary play activities, so it can be very fun. I'm happy with it. My nephew likes it. He gets pretty creative with it. The Haba Pyramid is a little more challenging to build because of the inner foundations that are required to keep the levels of the pyramid intact. Ultimately, though it's a good building experience, but the bulk of our time is spent on imaginary play that comes afterwards. There are good discussions that naturally come from building both the coliseum and the pyramid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Carr on December 16, 2008
This was bought for a school project. It was GREAT!!. It was small, but large enough to handle. We glued it together and onto a foam board for easy kid transportation. I highly recommend this...especially for school projects. It was fun to build. The ONLY part that was dissappointing was we were missing 6 parts (out of 117), but instead of returning, we changed a few things around. Otherwise it was great!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Miller School Of Albemarle on November 9, 2006
I used this with my 8th grade Latin students, who were able to quickly put the set together without much difficulty. This was made more impressive by the fact that our set did not come with instructions on how to assemble the Coliseum!

The blocks in the set are very good quality and it looks nice when it is assembled.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on February 3, 2013
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We love this toy. The blocks fit together to make a Colisseum with arched exterior panels, interior steps/seats, and tunnels into the arena. It's extra neat. My kids take their little soldiers/LEGO men/critters and have gladiator battles in there. Extra fun.
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